478-1 Nishiikesu-cho (Kiyamachi Nijo Minami), Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0921, Japan

Tel: +81-75-255-0980  Fax: +81-75-255-0985

Admission Fee:

Adults: 300 yen Middle/High School: 200 yen Elementary school or younger: Free
◯ Those with a disability certificate and up to 1 person attending them: Free
Note: An elevator is not available for exhibits to the second floor.
◯ Group discount: 20 % (min. 20 people, reservation required, and staff available as exhibit guide)

Hours: 9:30 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)


Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year’s holidays, and other days decided on a case-by-case basis


Please make reservations at least 3 business days in advance.

Museum tours take about 1 hour.

Reservation Instructions:

To make a reservation, call to provide the following information.
1. Date and time of visit
2. Visitor's name (also the group name if visiting as a group)
3. Telephone number
4. Number of visitors

Feel free to inquire about any other information by phone.

School Groups:


Kyoto is filled with many cultural properties and represents the history and culture of Japan, with some companies maintaining traditional Japanese technologies. On the other hand, a lot of companies have also aggressively developed cutting edge technology here. Kyoto is definitely one of the most unique and beautiful cities, with a balance of the old and modern beauty of Japan.
The Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Museum provides an opportunity for students to learn the combination of science and technology, the founding spirit, the history of Kyoto, etc. through the exhibits. Our staff can also tailor your tour to your specific objectives, so please feel free to visit the museum as part of an educational field trip or school trip.

For Elementary School Students:

Worksheets are available for elementary school students. Participants receive a museum merchandise present! Visit the museum for your independent research or other plans during summer vacation.

Available Experiments:

Law of conservation of momentum, how video imaging works, center-of-gravity experiments, two-way mirrors, etc.

Description of the Experimental Lab


◯ About a 2-minute walk from the Kyoto City bus stop “Kyoto Shiyakushomae (Kyoto City Hall)”
◯ About a 2-minute walk from the Tozai Line Subway station “Kyoto Shiyakushomae (Kyoto City Hall),” Exit 2
◯ About a 7-minute walk from Keihan train station “Sanjo,” Exit 12
Note: The museum does not have a dedicated parking lot. Thank you for your understanding.

the Visitors Navigation App


Download the app to your smartphone or tablet and use it to navigate around the museum (available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean). Please use earphones when listening to the audio guide.
Note: You can use the Visitors Navigation App more smoothly if you install it in advance.

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